The goal of CRUISING-VILLAGE is to create local businesses that are both environmentally friendly (energy self-sufficient), economically viable & durable (self supporting) and social through a cooperative organisation.
BUSINESSES OFFERED BY THE INHABITANTS
When the village is established and the first clients will come to spend their holidays, inhabitants will have many opportunities to develop parallel services for their own resources: excursions on foot or by boats, traditional fishing followed a meal, visit to the local market of trade including hand-craft, delivery of small dishes etc, discovery of underwater flora and fauna, and traditional dance, hand-craft or local cuisine classes….
All this services run by inhabitants could be linked to the hotel (restaurant + units) – for a fluid and individual customer service – for those who have financed minimum a 5% stake in 1 unit and are a member of the COOP..
JOBS & EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
CRUISING-VILLAGE specifically aims to recruit women and young adults into its work force. By hiring and recruiting local women and youth as employees, staff and managers as well as providing a mean for local women entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses within the floating villages, CRUISING-VILLAGE empowers those who are otherwise economically disadvantaged to secure their own incomes and secure their own livelihoods.
Women are frequently excluded from managerial positions and are often left to do menial jobs. However it is the small businesses of women that traditionally supply the needs of families. It is therefore our main priority to place women into leadership and management roles in the floating village industries and give them the chance they have previously been denied.
It is equally important for CRUISING-VILLAGE to support and guide young men and women into successful career opportunities with the various enterprises of the floating villages and mainstream eco-tourism industry.
For this purpose, training programmes in hospitality management will be develop for hotels and restaurants, and the eco-tourism field in general, as well as trade schools for building, carpentry, cooking, and electricians.